Trump attorneys file MOTION TO DISMISS in classified documents case, call out alleged DOJ evidence tampering

by Hailey Gomez

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President Donald Trump’s attorneys filed a motion this week asking for the 45th president’s classified documents case to be “completely” dismissed due to alleged evidence tampering from the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The motion, which was filed late Monday, called to not only dismiss the “superseding indictment” involving Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents but also asked to “suppress all evidence seized in connection with the” August 2022 raid at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump’s attorneys argue the new motion to dismiss is due to the prosecution’s team, led by special counsel Jack Smith, allegedly destroying “exculpatory evidence supporting one of the most basic defenses available to President Trump.”

“President Trump’s attorneys have filed a powerful motion asking Judge Cannon to fully and completely dismiss the ‘boxes’ Hoax due to the illegal actions by Crooked Joe Biden’s Department of Injustice in its shocking failure to preserve the boxes taken from President Trump’s home in the unconstitutional and unAmerican raid on Mar-a-Lago,” wrote Trump’s Communications Director Steven Cheung in a press release.

“Deranged Jack Smith was forced to admit in a public filing that he and his Thugs committed blatant Evidence Tampering by mishandling the very documents they used as pretext to bring this Fake Case. This scam, and all other Crooked Joe – directed Witch Hunts against President Trump, should be DROPPED IMMEDIATELY,” he continued.

On Monday, presiding Judge Aileen Cannon struck down a previous motion to dismiss from Trump’s attorneys, which asked the court to throw out over half a dozen of the 41 counts against Trump, according to Fox News.

Cannon denied the request, stating, “The identified deficiencies, even if generating some arguable confusion, are either permitted by law, raise evidentiary challenges not appropriate for disposition at this juncture, and/or do not require dismissal even if technically deficient, so long as the jury is instructed appropriately and presented with adequate verdict forms as to each Defendants’ alleged conduct,” the outlet reported.

However, the judge did notably strike a paragraph from Trump’s indictment in which his team argued that it was prejudicial information and not essential to the charges of alleged mishandling of classified documents and conspiring with others to conceal them, according to Fox News.

While it is unclear how Cannon will rule on the new motion, the outlet reported that the judge had previously denied multiple requests from Trump’s legal team.

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